Garwin, Iowa

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Garwin, Iowa

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High Points

Garwin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 17% Garwin Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Garwin, Iowa

Comparing Garwin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Short Commute Times 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Garwin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 178 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Tama
Standard Zip Codes 50632
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.093
Longitude -92.675

Garwin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TOLEDO 3 N
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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Garwin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 565 100%
Male 272 48.1%
Female 293 51.9%
Under 18 157 27.8%
18+ 408 72.2%
65+ 77 13.6%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 2.92
White 557 98.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.9%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.8%

Estimated Garwin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 549
Growth -16
Growth % -2.8%

Garwin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 35.7%
Irish 10.8%
US/American 10.3%
Czech 7.4%
English 6.5%
Norwegian 4.6%
Polish 4.6%
Italian 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Swedish 2.3%
Danish 2.3%
Russian 1.5%
Czechoslovakian 1.5%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Soviet Union 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
African 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Garwin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Green Mountain (50632)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Garwin 565 $45,938
Beaman 210 $46,500
Gladbrook 1,015 $41,797
Le Grand 883 $42,153
Montour 285 $43,500
Tama 2,731 $43,750
Toledo 2,539 $40,833

Garwin Public Libraries

Garwin Public Library
"208 MAIN STREET, BOX 216"
Garwin, Iowa
(641) 499-2024

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Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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